Bill Wyman, the former bass player for the Rolling Stones has slammed simulation video games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band. He feels that it is leading to more and more people not getting involved with real instruments.

As reported on the NME blog , the criticism comes today (September 8 ) – the eve of the release of ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ computer game, which allows players to play along with the Liverpool legends’ back catalogue through their consoles.

“It encourages kids not to learn, that’s the trouble,” Wyman told BBC News. “It makes less and less people dedicated to really get down and learn an instrument. I think it’s a pity so I’m not really keen on that kind of stuff.”

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